In July 2011, Governor Neil Abercrombie signed into law a measure outlining the establishment of a health insurance exchange, which is mandated by the federal government’s Affordable Care Act. A health insurance exchange is an electronic marketplace where uninsured people can compare and purchase health insurance and receive federal subsidies for the cost. Andrews likens it to the buying of airline tickets on travel aggregator websites such as Kayak.com.
Hawaii was the first state to declare its intent on developing a health insurance exchange, and most recently, has issued a request for proposals for construction of the online marketplace.
Learn more about Coral Andrews and the Hawaii Health Connector by watching the Kukui Connection on the following air dates on Oceanic 'Olelo Channel 54:
Friday, August 17, 2012 – 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 19, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 26, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 2, 2012 – 4:00 p.m.
You can also learn more now by visiting www.hawaiihealthconnector.com.